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Why things die

May the soil of our hearts be soft so that his “seed” of love and truth can sink in deep, take root and flourish.

The Value of Trust.

Have you ever been driving down the road and all of a sudden noticed a wild driver coming up really fast behind you?  If you’re like most people, your attention is suddenly divided between looking forward….to where you’re headed….and looking in your rear view mirror…at the erratic driver behind you.  :/ Similarly, when trust is […]

The Joy of Giving

Recently, a group of us from the Atlanta suburbs went downtown to volunteer with an inner city ministry called Atlanta Dream Center.   After an hour or so putting together food bags and getting prepared, we jumped in our car and followed three youth leaders at Dream Center to our destination….a housing project of largely […]

The Gift of Life

If you haven’t seen it, the TV show Undercover Boss is a refreshing and entertaining perspective on how Bosses come to better appreciate the people and processes that make up their business.  In the show a CEO goes “undercover” (in disguise – see picture on left) usually taking on an entry-level job at their company in order […]

Karis’ Amazing Grace

I met Karis at Wright Square in Savannah on Sunday April 29, 2012. He’s a registered street performer in Savannah. He’s also poor and without most of the pleasures of life we take for granted. After talking to him, I found out he had just gotten out of the hospital after spending over 30 days […]

A Rose to Bloom

During a small gathering at our house recently, we each were asked to find a quiet place to go and ask God this question:  “God will you show me how much you love me?”  So, we all separated and found our alone spot.  For 10 minutes or so, we all settled before God to ask this […]

Freedom Now.

I visited a prison recently as part of my job.  As I walked along a sidewalk near some repair work being done, I was struck by the sight of several jail cell doors stacked on top of each other.  These once impermeable doors were now of no use for keeping prisoners at bay.  What once […]

Worth, Value and Antiques

I really enjoy watching Public TV’s Antiques Roadshow.  Hundreds of people show up at their events to see what their special items are worth.  I’m always hoping, as I am sure they are, that the $4.00 poster they bought at the flea market is worth $1,000 or maybe $10,000! During the show, antique experts describe […]

Nights Coming Song

Sitting on our patio recently among the beauty of nature, I looked around as the sun began to set and noticed how quiet it was.  Like a magnet, I was drawn to the stillness of the moment.   It was the lack of noise that quieted my heart, I am sure. That serene moment seemed to usher […]

God’s Voice to all Mankind

One fall about 12 years ago, when our girls were in elementary school, we went on a church-sponsored hayride.  I remember the loud tractor engine, the prickly hay, the tug of the tractor on the trailer and kids laughing and talking back and forth. Soon we all got settled in and were laying back on the […]